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Brandman University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Irvine, California. Irvine is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

95% Acceptance Rate

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Brandman University Rankings

According to our 2022 analysis, Brandman is ranked #33 out of 1,358 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. It is also ranked #4 out of 74 schools in California.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Brandman has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Teaching Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Teaching Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Brandman.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value General Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best General Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Value Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Brandman University?

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Contact details for Brandman are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 16355 Laguna Canyon Road, Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: 949-341-9800
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BrandmanUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandmanU

How Do I Get Into Brandman?

You can apply to Brandman online at: www.brandman.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for Brandman

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Brandman?

95% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
Since Brandman has an acceptance rate of 95%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 50% of accepted students are men and 50% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 98%, and the acceptance rate for women is 92%.

Can I Afford Brandman University?

5.2% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at Brandman is 5.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Brandman University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,090 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,114 undergraduate students at Brandman, with 2,090 being full-time and 4,024 being part-time.

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There are also 4,872 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,090 full-time undergraduates at Brandman, 40% are male and 60% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Brandman University students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 110
Black or African American 191
Hispanic or Latino 294
White 1,269
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 226

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at Brandman University. At this time, 6 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at Brandman University

10,986 Took All Classes Online
10,986 Took At Least One Class Online
23.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 14 bachelor’s degree and 15 master’s degree programs available online at Brandman. In 2019-2020, 10,986 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Brandman has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 8th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Brandman Rankings

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Brandman University was $12,240 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Brandman is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Early Childhood Program Administration #1 #1
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism #1 #1
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs #4 #4
Student Counseling #10 #10
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services #13 #10
Early Childhood Education #16 #16
General Special Education #22 #19
Instructional Media Design #22 #16
Educational/Instructional Technology #22 #16
General Education #24 #21
General Education #24 #21
Teacher Education Grade Specific #25 #25
Curriculum & Instruction #28 #25
Curriculum & Instruction #28 #25
General Educational Leadership & Administration #29 #26
Educational Administration #33 #27
Special Education #56 #20

Online Growth Rankings of Brandman

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Brandman University was 23.7%. This is the #485 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Brandman regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Brandman ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Early Childhood Program Administration #1
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism #13
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services #37
Student Counseling #37
Curriculum & Instruction #52
Curriculum & Instruction #52
General Education #55
General Education #55
Instructional Media Design #83
Educational/Instructional Technology #83
General Educational Leadership & Administration #99
Special Education #133
Educational Administration #142

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Brandman University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major TOTAL
Curriculum & Instruction 0
Early Childhood Program Administration 0
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0
General Education 0
Educational/Instructional Technology 0
General Special Education 0
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 0
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism 0
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0
Early Childhood Education 0
Elementary Education 0
Secondary Education 0
TOTAL 0

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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